Littleton NH River District
The River District
The River District Commission is a master-planned community group of state and town officials and local residents dedicated to revitalizing the Ammonoosuc River district in Littleton, New Hampshire.
The mighty Ammonoosuc River is a viable locale poised to enhance Littleton's award-winning Main Street. Rooted in a landscape that put this small town on the map, the riverfront is the logical next step for economic redevelopment due to its scenic splendor and proximity to Main Street shopping.
Why Revitalize the River District?
- Enhance the scenic beauty of Littleton
- Create new business opportunities with a river view
- Complement Main Street shops
- Preserve historic assets
- Extend pedestrian/cycling trails
- Reinvent Littleton as a tourist destination
- Link Main Street via the newly constructed Riverwalk
- Offer riverfront dining and events
- Fixing critical infrastructure issues with our sewer, water and power lines Providing for safer travel for vehicles, pedestrians, and bikes
- Expanding our river walk to encompass over two miles of beautiful walking trails and a great new pedestrian bridge
- Providing for new opportunities for residential and commercial development resulting in more tax revenues for the Town and increasing Water & Light revenues.
- These developments will provide for more jobs and spending in the area.
- We will see more visitors, more investments and a better quality of life and wellness opportunity for the citizens in our wonderful town.
History of The River District Commission
In September, 2012, the Town of Littleton and Plan New Hampshire sponsored a Saranac Street Design Charrette. Professional designers and many residents attended the two-day session to brainstorm ideas on how to reinvigorate one of Littleton's most historic commercial and residential areas. From these discussions, the River District Commission was formed, and plans and projects are now underway.
Where Is the River District?
The River District includes both sides of the river, from Meadow Street to Cottage Street. Saranac Street officially becomes Ammonoosuc Street just east of the suspension bridge, and several small streets between this point and Cottage Street (directly behind the downtown area of Main Street) should also be included in the redevelopment.
How You Can Help
- Get involved, ask questions! Contact John Hennessey, Commission Chair: (603)444-3504 or firstname.lastname@example.org;
David Ernsberger, Marketing, Special Projects, and Funding Chair: email@example.com or (210)387-4627.
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